Abet Laminati has won an award of Merit from ARIDO for its new building located at 5195 Timberlea Blvd. Mississauga, Ontario Canada
Interior Designer : Joe Cho, ARIDO
Design Firm : JCHO Design
Photo Credit : Az Works Productions
Created to portray the range of design opportunities of its products, the Abet Laminati office in Mississauga, Ontario, showcases a multitude of different spaces that could be conceived with the firm’s materials. The designers were given artistic license to exhibit materials. By combining interior and exterior materials not traditionally intended to be used together in a space, the design created a vessel for visitor interaction. Visitors who first step through the double glass doors are welcomed by an iconic angled chip-sample board that proudly stands out, befitting the entire reception back. The office suites, lunch area, media board and staircase are concept designs that showcase the variety in style, mood and the range of uses for each material. The result is an innovative, contemporary design that creates a welcoming showcase space for visitors.
Since 1982, ARIDO has held an annual awards program for all Registered members. The ARIDO Awards is one of the most highly regarded honors in the interior design community. Showcasing excellence, innovation and originality in interior design, the awards bring superior design to the forefront each year.
ARIDO’s award ceremony annually recognizes winning projects in ten different categories: residential; retail spaces; workplaces; health-care facilities; marketing centres; public and institutional spaces; hotels and recreational spaces; restaurants, bars and clubs; restoration and adaptive reuse; and special projects.
Each entry is judged on its own merit by esteemed representatives from business, media and design. In their submissions, entrants are asked to consider existing design elements, budget and project objectives, strategies employed, overall creativity, examples of project results, and sustainability and collaborative elements.